Deliberation: Getting Policy-Making Out From Behind Closed Doors
Practice Group on Dialogue and Deliberation, Open Government Partnership : 2019
This briefing book attempts to capture learnings about an emerging method for such citizen engagement: public deliberation. Public deliberation gives citizens a meaningful role, but it asks for something in return: a willingness to listen to different views, weigh competing needs and interests, and carefully craft balanced solutions. It considers how and where deliberation can strengthen public decision-making. As the cases in this briefing book show, many governments are already experimenting with public deliberation, often with good results. Public deliberation can be effective in making certain policy decisions by providing the government with a better understanding of what the public thinks about a certain issue to inform its decision-making.
Source: Open Government Partnership